[Samba] Cannot write over root owned file
labradley at mindspring.com
Wed May 3 19:11:48 GMT 2006
david rankin wrote:
> From: "Larry Alkoff" <labradley at mindspring.com>
>> However, when I tried to copy over a root owned file, first as su and
>> then as su -, the operation failed. Why can't I copy over a root
>> owned file when I'm root?
>> I also noticed that, when I touched as su or su -, I could create the
>> file but in each case owner was lba:users. However, when I did the
>> same touch within my own file system, the file owner became root.
>> I smbmounted the share with a simple _root_ script containing:
>> smbmount //tillie/all /mnt/tillie -o uid=0
>> Shouldn't that have given me root priviledges?
>> Which leads to the question, how do I act as root on a samba share?
>> Or perhaps the question is how do I become root on the share?
>> Is sharing as root okay or is it bad practice? Why?
> Larry, in your smb.conf, try this:
> valid users = you
> force user = root
> force group = root
> admin users = you
> I believe if you just set admin users = whoever, that will force the
> user and group to root by default. It has been a while since I played
> with this, but I still use it and it works...
I'm a little hesitant to access a share with full root access all the
time. Do you consider this safe?
What I've worked out is to mount tillie in my smbmt script with the line:
smbmount //tillie/all /mnt/tillie
which picks up the $USER.
So if I run the script as $USER=root I'm root, otherwise a user even
though my $UID=0 when I su to run the script and smbmount.
I wish there was some way to "su" into a share but haven't seen it yet.
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